Full Review

Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2015 Microclimate, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 5.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Casa Larga
2015 Microclimate, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 5.5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dried apple and lemon, geranium, and tree bark with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk finish conveying nuances of grassy earth, nectarine, and nut skin and shell with dusty, fruit tannins. An earthy, dry-yet=fruity riesling for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried apple and lemon, geranium, and tree bark
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of grassy earth, nectarine, and nut skin and shell
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Shrimp, Baked Fish, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, dry-yet=fruity riesling for the table.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

The Producer
2287 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-223-4210

Their Portfolio

90 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
89 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $21.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sunrise Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
88 Casa Larga 2013 Sawmill Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $24.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Casa Larga 2015 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga NV "Tramonto", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Casa Larga NV "Pallido", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga NV "Lilac Hill", Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
84 Casa Larga NV "Petite Noir", Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
87 Casa Larga 2015 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
85 Casa Larga 2015 Microclimate, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $24.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 American Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.99.
90 Casa Larga 2014 French Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $19.99.
89 Casa Larga 2014 Hungarian Oak Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $18.99.
88 Casa Larga NV CLV, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $13.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rose, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $12.99.
84 Casa Larga 2014 Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
91 Casa Larga 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $14.99.
92 Casa Larga 2013 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.8% (USA) $43.99.
81 Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $13.99.
92 Casa Larga NV Meritage, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Chardonnay-Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
83 Casa Larga NV Pallido White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
88 Casa Larga 2015 Medium-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $16.99.
90 Casa Larga 2016 Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.5% (USA) $11.99.
86 Casa Larga 2016 Medium-Dry, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 Casa Larga NV Tramonto Red Blend, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
84 Casa Larga 2015 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes 12.1% (USA) $47.99.
85 Casa Larga 2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Casa Larga 2016 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.99.

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.